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Re: John Blalock & Catharon Cash
Posted by: Betty Blalock (ID *****4390) Date: April 01, 2009 at 11:51:41
In Reply to: Re: John Blalock & Catharon Cash by Gay Naslund of 1371

The William Sr. whom you mention was actually the son of Millington (the one who moved to Person Co.). He had a son named William Jr. already an adult prior to 1810 and he is listed on a deed as the grandson of Millington. William was the oldest son of Millington and was therefore named after his mother's father. I have searched the records in Johnson/Wake Co. to see if I can get some hints as to Millington's wife last name. I have recently gotten some clues, but have to go to the counties to check those out - which as you know may be a dead end. William of Orange was either a brother or cousin of Millington. They were about the same age, or William may have been a little younger. There were two David Blalocks, and David and Jeremiah appear together as witnesses on a couple of occasions. They lived a little east in Granville Co. from where Millington of Person moved. Keep in mind that the area they were all in current northern Wake Co. after they left Hanover/Louisa was less than 20 miles from where they bought land on Camp Creek and Little Creek. From your comments about William Sr.- it was only suggested they might be buried there. From tax and land records, I suspect that Elizabeth and Catherine Cash Blalock are buried where the Cashes lived - near Little, Camp, and Cub Creek where the Cashes lived for over 50 years. Several of them moved about 1 mile north of there near present day and at the crossroads called Moriah in southeast Person Co.
Caide Blalock (the older Cade, Kade, Caide)was definitely the son of Richard Blalock of Hanover. Kade and Richard Jr. were already adults by the 1730's, and we don't know how many sons Richard Jr. and his brother the elder Kade had. One of their sons was also a David Blalock. It is possible that David who married in the 1780's and Jeremiah who married in the 1780's were sons' sons of Richard Jr. or Kade. The grandsons of Richard Jr. and Kade would have marrying age by the 1780's. We also don't know how many sons John William Blalock of Hanover/Louisa who moved and received a land grant in Johnson Co. (current northern Wake) had. He was there by the 1750's. He very likely could have been the grandson of the first John who died in the 1730's or 1740's. His father the second John was already an adult in the 1720's. The records state that John Blalock and his sons ran a mill there (currently under water by the Neuse dam) and that he and his sons built a road from there to Lick Creek which is just a few miles west of there, and only a few miles from Camp and Little Creek, near the Orange border (current Durham) and actually at the corner of Person/Granville/Wake/Durham (formerly Orange)and a few miles from Franklin former Halifax Co. This was called "Blalocks improvements" and was in the 1760's prior to the Revolution. The first Millington who was an adult in Hanover/Louisa by the 1740's and who also moved to Johnson (current Wake) Co. at about the same time as John and William was married to Mourning and their sons were likely David and Isham, according to deed witnessing records. Brunswick Co., VA appears to have been a "stopping off county" for many northern N.C. settlers and likely waited there for land grants in N.C. Like most researchers it is difficult to know how many Johns, Williams, Davids, and Richard Blalocks there were, but we know one thing for certain. Those in the four/five county area in N.C. all descended from the Hanover/Louisa Co. Blalocks. In 1741 in Brunswick Co., Richard and Millington signed as witness together on a deed (not their land) - there was still a Richard in Louisa charging at the store in 1743, and in 1747 Millington of Johnson Co.(current northern wake)sold his land in Brunswick. John and Sarah were in (current) northern Wake by 1752. In one record when John Blalock surveyed 287 acres on Barton's Creek in 1754, Lewis Blalock witnessed this. So you also have a Lewis Blalock as an adult by 1754 - was he married and how many children did he have?
Over 60 years later,in 1814 in Person Co., Millington of Person had 82 acres, William had 113 acres, Robert had 13 acres (both this William and Robert being sons of Millington of Person), Thomas Sr. 190 acres, and Thomas Jr. 100 acres. Thomas F. Blalock was a taxpaper in Orange Co.(current Durham) by 1785. He had married a Hawkins and these Hawkins were for a period of time in Halifax Co. (current Franklin Co.) just a few miles west of where the Blalocks were on Barton's Creek. In 1765 in Johnson Co. (current Wake)John Blalock and his wife Sarah sold to Thomas Williams land "being part of land granted to John Blalock and by said John Blalock and wife Sarah sold." On another land record, in 1767 Falls of the Neuse, John Blalock, Millington Blalock and Sally Sims witnessed a land sale. In 1769 another deed mentions "being part of tract granted to John Blalock." In 1772 Barbara Blalock married Jeremiah Lynch in Granville Co., witnessed by John Blalock, and the Lynch family was first in Johnson (northern Wake Co.) very early on. In fact prior to the Rev. War, a tax collector sent by the British from eastern N.c. to collect taxes in the area was hanged by a group of patriots on Lynch Creek, and this is supposedly where the word "lynching" originated. In 1766 at age 25, Millington Blalock witnessed a land deal of David Blalock in Orange Co. In 1800 Millington Blalock, Sr. (of Person) sold his land on Camp Creek to Moses Cash. Later he sold 100 acres on Little Creek and Cub Creek. He sold land on Cub Creek (which is still Cub Creek) to Robert and some to Moses Cash. Much land in this area was sold to Oakley's who have remained in this area for 200 years. The Cashes still own land in the area. The Blalocks also owned land on Little Rocky Fork (exactly where I live)and Cub Creek is a few tenths of a mile from my home - though Cub Creek flows into the Tar River just inside the Granville Co., line and Rocky Fork flows southwest into Deep Creek which flows into the Flat River (formerly Orange now Durham Co.) and the Flat flows into the Neuse. I mention Creeks for this helps to distinguish what was briefly in Caswell Co., as well as the borders of Granville, Wake, Orange and Durham.
Betty Blalock.

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